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General Eligibility

  • Applicants must be full-time tenure track or tenured faculty members of Texas Tech University;

  • All applications must be for individual awards, with each applicant providing justification for research travel;

  • Previous recipients of a Research Travel Grant will be eligible to reapply for the grant during the third calendar year following their award;

  • The travel destination must be a significant distance from Lubbock, such that the trip could not feasibly be made without the expenditure of substantial time and money.

Criteria for Evaluation

The criteria by which applications for a Research Travel Grant will be evaluated are as follows:

  • The affiliation of the applicant as a full-time faculty member of Texas Tech University;

  • The background, training, and professional experience of the researcher;

  • The significance of the project to the research and professional development of the applicant;

  • The need to consult in person the specific research collection in order to move the research project forward satisfactorily;

  • The appropriateness of the specific collection for the proposed project;

  • The assurance of access to the materials essential for the progress of the project;

    Note: Confirmation from the Institutional Contact must be received by February 28, 2017)

  • The need for funding and additional efforts to obtain funding from other sources will be taken into consideration;

  • Applications and supporting documents must be completed in full.